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Essential Terms for Used Furniture Buyers

Quality furniture is built by skilled craftsmen and is intended to be used for generations. But visiting a used or secondhand furniture shop can cause the average person a tremendous amount of anxiety. Not only do furniture manufacturers and dealers speak their own language, but unfortunately that language varies from store to store. Before going shopping for used furniture, consumers should acquaint themselves with these commonly used terms.

  • Antique - This term and "vintage" are used to describe older, used furniture. Different dealers may have different ideas about what constitutes an antique because there is no formal definition. Many consumers assume that all antiques are valuable and this simply isn't true.
  • Consignment Shops - Stores that sell items on behalf of sellers, while taking a cut of the sale price. Many estate liquidators send items to these outlets. Consignment shops are always receiving new inventory and frequently specialize in high end items.
  • Contemporary/Modern - This home furnishing style emphasizes a smooth, clean look and emphasizes function over form. Many offices favor this style because, although it's plain, it can be very stylish.
  • Outlets - Outlet stores specialize in selling discontinued, damaged and one-of-a-kind pieces that can't be sold in traditional retail outlets. Unlike secondhand shops, all of the items in an outlet store are new, albeit unusual.
  • Modular - Refers to furniture systems that can be styled in a number of different configurations. A maze of office cubicles is the most common example of this system.
  • Refurbished - A term that simply means an item has been cleaned up and repaired for sale. The degree to which it has been refurbished can vary from item to item. Antique buyers should be aware that refurbishing can impact the value of a particular piece.
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    Furniture Bank Association of North America
    Columbus, OH 43222
    We are a non-profit organization which collects good quality used furniture and provides it to those in need. Our members are dedicated to making a difference in communities across the nation.
     
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    Markets West Office Furniture
    4007 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034
    Discover well-priced used and refurbished office furniture at our store. If you need new chairs, computer desks and cubicles for your company, come to us. We have what you need.
    (602) 275-2226
    Office Furniture Now, LLC
    3740 W Van Buren St, Suite 104, Phoenix, AZ 85009
    We are Phoenix's new and used office furniture warehouse. You will find unbeatable prices on new designer furniture (Herman Miller, Case and Alera). We offer office furniture customization, repair, re
    (602) 501-5200
    Pruitt's Furniture
    3425 E. Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018
    For over 60 years, this family run business has offered everyday low prices on quality brand name furnishings. We have a large furniture inventory available for immediate delivery, so stop in today!
    (602) 956-1991
    Terri's Consign And Design
    14647 South 50th Street, Suite #100, Phoenix, AZ 85044
    Since 1979, Terri's Consign and Design sells new and gently used consignment furniture and decor from model homes, liquidations and close-outs.
    (480) 969-1121
    Office Systems Installation
    502 N 37th Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85009
    (602) 253-9392
    Jerry's Office Furniture
    1413 E Jackson St, Phoenix, AZ 85034
    (602) 340-9550
    Arizona Office Liquidators & Designs
    3920 E Broadway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85040
    (602) 437-2224
    The Corner Office
    5802 S 25th St, Phoenix, AZ 85040
    (480) 929-0617
    Red Modern Furniture
    201 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    (602) 256-9620
    Retro Ranch
    4303 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013
    (602) 297-1971
    Phoenix Metro Retro
    708 W Hazelwood St, Phoenix, AZ 85013
    (602) 279-0702
    Lizabel's Treasures
    3060 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016
    (602) 277-5251
    My Sister's Attic
    2027 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016
    (602) 957-2799
    Discount Office Furniture
    2905 N 28th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016
    (602) 956-1809
    A1 Auction
    3121 W Weldon Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85017
    (602) 264-3204


    The used furniture dealer industry can allow people to inexpensively furnish residential or commercial areas. Secondhand furniture can be purchased in different styles and using varied materials. Professionals involved in offering furniture for resale might choose to specialize in secondhand items exclusively. On the other hand, businesses might also offer used furniture at store discounts, alongside items newly received from the manufacturer. Used furniture dealers can vary in the type or antiquity of the kind of item they offer. For example, the secondhand industry can specialize in offering modern or contemporary pieces at a particular shop. Tables could be bought for the specific office use of holding computers in cubicles. Offices might choose to purchase desks or chairs at such a commercial outlet. When furniture is sought for residential rather than business purposes, people might prefer to buy vintage pieces. Customers typically purchase antique pieces and leather couches for dining rooms. Homeowners also typically shop for living room items at such establishments. In addition to types of furniture, dealers can vary in how they make these items available to the public. For one, dealers might set up on-site outlets where people can freely browse through various furniture items. Conversely, secondhand dealers could allow customers to search through their inventories on the Internet. These decisions can also determine how cheaply items might be offered to the public. Consignment furniture, for example, offers the original provider of an item the chance to recoup a percentage of its eventual sale. Additionally, dealers can choose between offering such items in its original state, versus the refurbishment of items to a pristine or near-pristine state. Even if secondhand dealers are strictly on-site, they may still establish an online presence in order to attract customers.
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